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Bild claims they are two of just six clubs the Norwegian, 20, is willing to join this summer.
But City believe they can lure Haaland to the Etihad having signed his dad Alf-Inge over 20 years ago.
Haaland has continued his incredible form this season with 27 goals in 27 games for Dortmund.
He netted 16 in 18 games last term, and before that plundered 28 in 22 outings for RB Salzburg.
And those six sides are the only ones Haaland will consider joining should Dortmund accept bids this summer.
That means Chelsea could be out of the picture, even though reports on Thursday claimed Thomas Tuchel has NOT been put off by Haaland’s stance.
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But it’s City who believe they are in pole position for the goal machine as they prepare to bid farewell to out-of-contract veteran Sergio Aguero.
And City reckon their previous relationship with the 48-year-old can swing negotiations for his son in their favour.
City also look on course to secure a third Premier League title in just four seasons under Pep Guardiola.
They are one of the favourites for the Champions League and FA Cup too, and remain in the hunt for a historic Quadruple after reaching another Carabao Cup final.
A stunning display of fresh silverware in the trophy cabinet would be yet another string to Guardiola’s transfer bow.
And not even Real Madrid may be able to compete with City come the end of the season.
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